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August 31st, 2018. Gunnerside, Swaledale.


Another early start to arrive in Gunnerside at sunrise. Weather conditions were much improved from my previous visit and I was able to quickly gather a handful of useable images.




August 23rd, 2018. Keld and Gunnerside


Unfortunately the  ‘smart object tool’ that I’ve used until now to create the News page will no longer be supported by the software manufacturer after next week so I’ll need to find an alternative; very irritating.

Anyway, I made a return visit to Swaledale today, primarily to do some location scouting around Gunnerside,, but, if the weather wasn’t looking promising, my contingency plan was to head for the waterfalls at Keld. There was heavy cloud cover at sunrise, so I headed straight for Keld and East Gill Force. It’s a great number of years since I’d photographed this waterfall; that was in the days of film. My current effort was not nearly so good as that picture, but a least the red berries of a foreground tree provided something better than a straight shot of the waterfall.

Gunnerside is a work in progress; I’ll need to return when the lighting is better, but at least I’ve an idea now of the shots I want.





September 5th, 2018. Muker Show


The weather was perfect for the 113th annual Muker Show held in its Swaledale setting in the fields behind the village.

Beside the usual agicultural activities there were three camera crews on site filming TV documentaries.


Muker Show 2018



October 1st, 2018. Coverdale


My plan  today was to return to Coverdale and improve upon a couple of mediocre images that were taken under less than ideal conditions. As it was the weather very nearly thwarted my plans again as clear blue skies were replaced by total cloud cover.

Nevertheless the two images I captured were better then the ones they replaced so today was not a total loss.



October 2nd,  2018. Wensleydale


I worked my way along Wensleydale at a leisurely pace today starting with lunch at the Jervaulx Abbey tearooms.

Then I stopped off at Wensley to photograph the bridge across the River Ure.. Next on to Bainbridge to photograph barns and a  flock of sheep in a nearby field. Finally on to Appersett where another flock of sheep were waiting.

A very pleasant afternoons’ photography.








November 1st, 2018, Scarborough

During a short break in Scarborough, on Yorkshires’ north east coast, I collected a few images of the harbour. In common with all the images on the Yorkshire Coast page, these photographs were taken with my little Canon Ixus 100 pocket camera.


Yorkshire Coat

November 12th, 2018. Studley Royal Deer Park


I had three objectives today; I wanted to capture an image of Ripon Cathedral  as viewed from Studley Park, get a picture of St Mary’s church and get a picture of deer in the park.

A park ranger informed me that they were about to start culling some of the deer this morning; fortunately I was able to shoot them before somebody else did!!.


Fountains Abbey

January 18th, 2019: Littondale


It was my first opportunity of 2019 to get out and about with my camera. I headed for Littondale, a tributary valley of the Wharfe, and walked along the hillside opposite the villages of Halton Gill and Foxup. Although the weather prospects weren’t good there was just enough hazy sunshine to liven up the images.



February 11th, 2019: Giggleswick and Stackhouse, Ribblesdale


The weather was positively spring like as I strolled along the banks of the River Ribble between Giggleswick and Stackhouse, collecting a handful of images along the way.





March 18th, 2019: Askrigg’s waterfalls

Following the recent heavy rainfall I though it would be opportune to visit the two waterfalls close to the village of Askrigg in Wensleydale. The first waterfall, Mill Gill Force, is probably the most visited; Whitfield Gill Force further up the valley is more difficult to access and getting a decent vantage point from which to photograph it is a challenge. There were a few sunny interludes but contrast then became a problem and I much prefer these images taken in more subdued lighting conditions.



May 21st, 2019: Bedale and Reeth


Another early start to catch sunrise at Bedale followed by a visit to Reeth. The weather was perfect for strolling by the River Swale but I had to complete the photography before the sun rose too high in the sky and contrast became an issue.